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On January 22 - the day after the 2020 Massachusetts State of the Commonwealth speech - Akamai's Sustainability team participated in a clean energy legislative preview with Governor Baker and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Theoharides of Massachusetts, Ceres, and other key businesses across the state. The Governor provided a generous amount of depth into what is driving his legislative decisions around climate action and provided insight into
January 28 is Data Privacy Day, commemorating the Council of Europe Treaty known as Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty on data protection signed on January 28, 1981. This "holiday" was originally celebrated in Europe where it is known as Data Protection day. But in 2009, the United States and Canada joined in the celebration. In the U.S., Data Privacy Day is sponsored by the National Cyber Security
Here's what I learned this past holiday season: I'm not alone shopping on my mobile device on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. And while Hollywood actors may take the holidays off, threat actors certainly do not. Let's have a look at some of the numbers. Akamai has a lot of data, but let's look at some of the most interesting tidbits.
The days from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day are filled with celebrations. Many companies shut down and encourage their employees to take vacations. However, a sample of data comparing an average work week around the holiday, shows the idea of "downtime" isn't exactly accurate. In fact, many users are accessing corporate applications even on holidays such as Christmas and New Year's Day, particularly in the United States.
What's the problem? As part of a concerted effort to protect end user privacy and increase browser security, major web browsers have been making changes to their treatment of 3rd party cookies. These changes are designed to cripple ad targeting services that track user behavior online and rely on 3rd party cookies.
Maintaining a high-quality playback experience for users is extremely critical whether it is for on-demand content or for large-scale live events. Origin failures occur when a server is overwhelmed with requests, due to congested networks or other unexpected events. These failures can keep origin responses from getting back to the client; hence, the need for redundant server architectures.
What is GTM Global Traffic Management, or GTM, is a DNS-based load balancing service that offers application owners a level of flexibility and insight that is unmatched by traditional on-prem solutions. Highly scalable and fault-resilient, GTM offers customers a layer of abstraction between endpoints, so traffic can be easily shifted between targets. The platform is not limited to weighted load distribution, however; GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on